Northridge, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014
Two graduates of Highland Hall Waldorf School, class of 2010 have been admitted to Teach for America, the highly selective, national corps of teachers serving in low-income urban and rural areas and working to expand students' educational opportunities.
The Teach for America website states that the program "recruits top college graduates of all academic majors, career interests, and backgrounds who demonstrate achievement, leadership, perseverance, and a commitment to expanding opportunity for children in low-income areas." Kelly Grant and Adam Cohen, both Highland Hall alumni from the class of 2010, will graduate college this spring, (Northeastern University in Boston, and UC Berkeley, respectively), and join the group which admitted fewer than 15% to the program from among over 10,000 who applied. Ms. Grant will take a post in Miami, while Mr. Cohen heads for Indianapolis. These are two of the 46 regions across the United States.
"We are very proud of Kelly and Adam," says Highland Hall Administrative Director, Lynn Kern. "They exemplify the tradition of service we work to develop in our students, and we appreciate their commitment to making a difference in the world through education.”
Highland Hall Waldorf School, located in Northridge, CA, was founded in 1955, and is the oldest Waldorf school on the west coast. It provides Waldorf® Education from Pre-school through High School to families throughout the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area. Its unique approach to learning successfully addresses the changing needs and capacities of children at each stage of development. Fully 98% of its high school graduates move on to renowned colleges and universities; 42% of Waldorf graduates pursue college majors in mathematics or science. Featuring a curriculum of academically challenging lessons infused with arts and hands-on learning, Highland Hall provides students with a solid academic foundation, the ability to think creatively, a sympathetic interest in the world, self-confidence, and an abiding moral purpose.